Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Saturday, Feb. 3_lowres

A baby doll group marches in a Carnival parade in Uptown.

Adonis

11:45 a.m.

West Bank

Theme: 20 Loving Years on the West Bank

Floats: 14

King: John N. Fortunato

Queen: Kriss Fairbairn Fortunato

Throws: Horns, throwing discs, beads and items commemorating past parades

The krewe commemorates its 20th year with a celebration of daily life on the West Bank. Floats depict seafood, local music and dancing.

Pontchartrain

1 p.m.

Uptown

Theme: What's Filming in New Orleans

Floats: 15

King: Dean Allen Shaw

Queen: Olivia Annabelle Kilpatrick

Throws: krewe logo magnets and beads, softballs and large cups

The parade salutes moviemaking in New Orleans. Float titles are presented as missing-letter puzzles, and viewers can figure out which ones depict Interview with a Vampire, King Creole, JFK and The Buccaneer.

Choctaw

2 p.m.

Uptown

Theme: Born on the Bayou

Floats: 16

Chief: Ricky Perrin

Princess: Lydia Abigail Lanasa

Throws: hand-decorated tomahawks, wooden nickels, plush spears and tomahawks, doubloons and cups

The parade celebrates life in southern Louisiana in its floats and court costumes. Floats include "The Battle of New Orleans" and "Where You Went to School."

Freret

3:30 p.m.

Uptown

Theme: Five Eaux Four

Floats: 20

King: Ryan Gerlich

Queen: Kristi Jacobs-Stanley

Throws: hand-decorated masks, doubloons, sunglasses, water bottles, throwing discs and cups

A theme playing on the number five includes the floats "Take Five" and "504 Felines." Dancing Man 504 leads a procession including El Lucha Krewe, Son of a Saint riders and members of the Louisiana Peace Corps and Legion of MARS.

Sparta

5:30 p.m.

Uptown

Theme: A Midsummer Knight's Dream

Floats: 17

King: Jeffrey Pertuit Singley

Queen: Grace Kathryn Ciaston

Throws: Plush Spartan hel-mets, swords, spears and shields, lighted Spartan warrior beads, medallion beads, lighted bowties, cups and koozies

The Knights of Sparta cast the works of William Shakespeare on floats depicting Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest. Queen's doubloons are only distributed at Gallier Hall.

Caesar

6 p.m.

Metairie

Theme: Caesar's Cartoon Revival

Floats: 24

Emperor: Craig John Singletary

Empress: Olivia Marie Scarber

Throws: krewe insignia, plus axes, plush parrots, footballs, foam sticks, doubloons and cups

Caesar's parade gets animated with floats depicting cartoon favorites The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Pygmalion

6:15 p.m.

Uptown

Theme: Secrets of the Sea

Floats: 20

King: Gregory Huet

Queen: Elizabeth Marie Rizzuto

Throws: Pygmalion pigs, krewe logo beads and cups

The theme probes the seven seas, and floats depict Moby Dick, "Poseidon's Kingdom" and "Mermaid Treasure."


Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Friday, Feb. 2

Oshun, Cleopatra and Excalibur

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Saturday, Feb. 3

Adonis, Pontchartrain, Choctaw, Freret, Sparta, Caesar and Pygmalion

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Sunday, Feb. 4

Femme Fatale, Carrollton, King Arthur and Alla

Mardi Gras 2018: walking parades Feb. 2-4

Rolling with the Krewe of Cork, 'tit Rex, Chewbacchus and Barkus

Cyndi Lauper headlines Family Gras 2018

The festival returns to Metairie Feb. 2-3

Parade maps